Wi-Fi Site Survey consists of an analysis of the place where a wireless network is going to be installed (RF site survey or wireless site Survey). This kind of survey is also performed in environments where there is already a network but requires technical improvements, identifying problems.
The main goal is to plan a wireless network to provide a wireless solution with the best coverage, the best data transfer rate, the largest network capacity, roaming and the best quality and service capacity (QoS) allowed.
A professional Wi-Fi Site Survey is fundamental to correctly implement a Wi-Fi network with high availability, to identify and solve problems. It is a benefit for your business operation. To perform a correct analysis, our expert technicians visit the place, study the construction blueprint, perform a visual inspection of the installation and use RF frequency mapping tools.
To identify coverage problems, interferences, wireless devices failures, incorrect settings and roaming problems, all listed in detail;
To identify settings or components that affect the wireless network performance, getting information on how to repair them;
To identify areas that can be improved and solve any performance problems;
To acquire reports with assessment summaries and coverage settings, performance, ability, APs and antennas;
To access a recommendation list, changes and needed improvements;
To highlight a better Wi-Fi network performance and extend the service life of existing wireless systems.
Four types of Wi-Fi site surveys address the major concerns of the network:
Highly strict and recommended for the beginning of a Wi-Fi network project
A model based on the environment and site plan is created using a tool
It is quite economical
It detects failures and interferences on a Wi-Fi network
A professional app to passively listen to the traffic is used on your Wi-Fi network
It seeks for problems with hotspots, signal intensity and environmental noise
It confirms a projection of coverage and its operation
It detects communication problems and monitors Wi-Fi network performance
The testing equipment is connected to the Wi-Fi network and simulates a user
The place and the APS are analysed with latency-sensitive apps, like VoIP over Wi-Fi